Naomi Osaka announced his arrival on the tennis scene when she won the US Open in 2018. She has not looked back ever since, adding more titles and trophies to her name. While Naomi impressed everyone with her skills, tennis fans were naturally very curious about her life off the court.
Osaka was in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend, Cordae. However, it seems that the couple broke up if Naomi’s latest post is any indication. While their relationship may have ended, somewhere along the way, fans did get invested.
Naomi had skipped the Australian Open and then announced her pregnancy via a post on social media. Cordae and Osaka welcomed a daughter in July of this year. Osaka then shared a photo of her newborn, while Cordae confirmed that her name was Shai.
Well that was a cool little intermission, now back to your regularly scheduled program 🎾✌🏾💕 pic.twitter.com/M6jZXqbRMm
— NaomiOsaka大坂なおみ (@naomiosaka) July 13, 2023
Naomi is now focused on making a comeback to tennis. She has been away from the sport for a long time, and recently shared a video of herself back on the practice court.
The tennis world awaits the return of the four-time Grand Slam champion with bated breath. In the meantime, we dig a little into her relationship history with Cordae.
A timeline of Cordae’s relationship with Naomi Osaka
The dating rumors began in 2019 when Naomi shared a video of herself with the rapper. Both of them were then spotted at an LA Clippers game, which further added fuel to the fire. Cordae himself finally admitted that both of them had been together for a year before they appeared in public.
“We were dating for almost a year before people knew about us. So we kind of move very reclusively. We don’t really post intimate moments, because I feel as though they’re sacred. A relationship is really a sacred thing,” he said (via GQ).
— espnW (@espnW) September 12, 2020
Cordae was also spotted at the US Open, supporting Naomi when she won the US Open. Since then, the rapper was spotted sitting courtside a fair few times, supporting his girlfriend.
The couple traveled to different places. Their appearance at the Met Gala in 2021 stood out. The world saw them for being the power couple that they truly were.
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Naomi Osaka and Cordae were together for 5 years, but they did not tie the knot. And now, Naomi has a daughter with him.
While the rumors of their alleged breakup have disheartened fans, there is much to look forward to. Osaka has been named for the United Cup, and she might stage a comeback sooner than anyone anticipated.